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was locked down. police say they arrested eight people inside, and even used a chemical spray to regain control control. outside, union supporters marched in solidarity the bill exempted unions representing police officers and firefighter. sound like shades of scott walker's wisconsin, anyone? an effort to divide the unions anyone? republicans in michigan, all of michigan control the house, the senate, the governor's office, the attorney general, the secretary of state, total control on the state level. less than two hours ago democratic state representative vicki barnett summed the outrage up on the house floor. >> what bothers me most today is that this bill was not discussed ahead of time. it was discharged on the floor then substituted on the floor. members of the unions came up to protest, and they were locked out of this building. this is their house, mr. mr. speaker. it should be allowed in the door. >> locked out. stuff pushed through on procedurally maneuvers. earlier, governor snyder made his case. >> this is an issue that i said was not on my agen
. joining me now is michigan state representative and minority leader and former u.s. congressman from michigan mark shower who served in the michigan state legislature for 12 years. thank you both for joining us. >> you're welcome. >> my pleasure. >> eliot: mark, let me begin with you. how could this happen in michigan? this is the bluest state we get. union movement has deep roots a deep history. what explains the dynamic that suddenly a right-to-work law a label i reject, how could this law pass in michigan? >> the irony is yesterday chrysler announced $120 million investment in michigan. 115 new jobs. michigan has helped lead the economic comeback for this country in part because of historic collective bargaining agreements between the detroit three and the united autoworkers. we have a labor management partnership that works. this, as you said was about politics. it was about gutting organized labor and the irony is i work for a labor management fund connected with a laborer's union and we invest almost $5 mil
for joining us. >> thank you for having me j that's "viewpoint" for tonight. i'll see you here tomorrow. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, hey, hello everybody. bill hey, good morning everybody. welcome to the full-court press here on current tv this tuesday morning, december 11. getting close to that big day of christmas. but i'm not sure we're any closer to a deal to escape going over the fiscal cliff. good to see you this morning. welcome again to the program. and we welcome your calls at 1-866-55-press. in other big news, the supreme court has decided to hear two cases on marriage equality but why even bother to hold a hearing? hey, there's no doubt about it. under the constitution, it is wrong to discriminate against anybody for any reason. so, of course, gays and lesbians have every right under the constitution to marry each other. there is no doubt about it. we'll talk more about that today and a whole lot of other issues but first, we get the latest. here she is with today's current news update, lisa ferguson sta
importantly, give you a chance to sound off and tell us what the issues mean to you by giving us a call at 866-55-press. our interactive townhall here on current tv. i have to tell you, whether you are a union member or not, if you are a working class american, a middle class american, the republican war has declared war on you. it started in wisconsin. is spread to ohio. it has hopped up to michigan they are out to destroy working families families, and we intend to fight back. we will get into that and you bet. a lot more. let's get the latest. current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning to you. >> hey, bill. good morning to you. good morning everyone. president obama is begin talking his fiscal cliff plans today. he will be on a conference call from the white house with a bi-partisan group of mayors and community leaders. the group will focus on how to prevent taxes from going up from middle class americans along with finding ways to grow the economy and reduce the deficit. turning to syria this morning, president
at the top of the hour to tell us about the fiscal cliff clayen. jacki schechner healthcare geek. i ahead an article on the hill, we should warn the cockles -- leave medicaid out of the talks. liberals are pressing to take medicate off the table in deficit reduction talks. you talked about this in our last jacki's healthcare corner. >> the medicaid expansion is interesting because part of the way that we're going to get everybody covered is expanding medicaid up to 133% of poverty. that's part of the affordable care act. and the president and the administration are being very strong right now about insisting that states have to follow the law to a t and not be able to implement it incrementally or partially. so not only leave it out of the talk but the administration is holding firm right now and insisting that this medicaid expansion either take place in its entirety or not at all. >> stephanie: i wound up the healthcare bot. >> sorry. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: very good. love you. now here she is putting on her l
1cccm02146 slutty bob hope. the troops love me. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ oh here she comes watch out boy, here she comes she'll chew you up ♪ ♪ she's a man-eater ♪ >> that's not what i heard. >> stephanie: all right. it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 23 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12. speaking of beaver -- >> hey! >> stephanie: right there. if you're watching on tv -- he's going to need his own facebook page at some point. >> stephanie: steph, when you planted bucky beaver staring at jim, the visual tension was hysterically entertaining as though bucky was hypnotizing jim to leave for another voice-over job. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] that's one ambitious christmas beaver. i know you're constantly juggling balls during your show but i know with your theatre degree, you can pay attention to bucky's blocking. [ applause ] >> stephanie: all right. we're starting to lose it. okay. all right. >> we still have more
is not a big fan of the regulatory states. it has a useful advocacy function in our liberal democracy, and there is just no need for civilians to own an assault weapon. it speaks horribly the public discourse in this country that talking about gun reform in the wake of a mass shooting is inappropriate or politicizing a mass tragedy. it is inappropriate only to those dilutional enough to believe it would disrespect the victims of the gun violence to do anything but sit around and mourn their death. [ applause ] >> having said that after a game of paintball a kid shot his friend with a shotgun and killed him. >> that article is now posted on your facebook page. >> stephanie: that's like magic how that happens. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> yep. >> stephanie: steve in tennessee. hi, steve. >> caller: hi. i totally agree with the assault weapon ban, but i also believe everybody should have them or nobody should have them and the people who are already in possession of them they should take that whole list of what they are banning and all of those people who have those bann
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